Go to Barriers to TANF parent participation in education to read the complete policy analysis.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Policy Analysis: Barriers to TANF parent participation in education
This analysis includes a brief summary of welfare reform in the District of Columbia, persistent challenges to moving people from welfare to self-sufficiency, and a comparison of research on barriers to DC TANF data. The purpose of this analysis is to inform those interested in increasing parental involvement in their children’s education about why punitive actions such as this will not achieve the desired outcome. By addressing the challenges confronting welfare recipients, including their own bad experiences with school, parents will become more engaged with their children’s learning.